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Saying so long to fall season
Now that the winter sports schedule is in full swing, it’s time for my annual look back at the first three months of the 2014-15 school athletic season. As usual, this is not some kind of list I compile throughout the season — though, perhaps I should. These are just things that come to me off...
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49ers cut Ray McDonald
SANTA CLARA — Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police. Baalke spoke with McDonald and his agent by phone aroun...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Romo nears $15M, 2-year deal with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO — Free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a final detail remained to be worked out and the agreemen...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Penn State, Stanford meet again in volleyball semis
OKLAHOMA CITY — Penn State’s bid for a second consecutive national championship runs through top-seeded Stanford. It’s a true matchup of blue bloods —— both schools have won six national titles and are tied for the most NCAA tournament appearances all time with 34. The programs have met...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Stanford women stunned in Tenneessee — by Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Stanford now has something in common with its next opponent. The seventh-ranked Cardinal shot just 27.7 percent Wednesday and fell 54-46 to Chattanooga, their first regular-season non-conference loss to an unranked opponent in 14 years. The stunning result came just three w...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
New Jersey high school athletic director suspended amid hazing probe
SAYREVILLE, N.J. — The athletic director of a New Jersey high school district rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended with pay. reports that the Sayreville Board of Education made the move Tuesday night after meeting for an hour behind closed doors. They ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
MLB will need time to sort out changes in Cuba
NEW YORK — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba. “It’s absolutely a natural, just as the Dominican was and Venezuela. You go to where the talent is,” the former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager said Wednesday. “The high talen...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
NEW YORK — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players’ by routinely dispensing painkillers. “In ruling...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Federal judge rejects NCAA concussions deal
CHICAGO — A federal judge rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as far too broad on Wednesday and ordered both sides to go back to the drawing board. U.S. District Judge John Lee in Chicago issued a 21-page ruling denying preliminary approval. He did say the deal c...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
THURSDAY Sequoia at Evergreen Valley, 4:30 p.m.; Oceana at Hillsdale, 6 p.m.; El Camino at Carlmont, 7 p.m. Girls’ basketball Mercy-Burlingame at Woodside, 6:30 p.m. Boys’ soccer Riordan at South City, 3:30 p.m.; Half Moon Bay at Homestead, 5 p.m. Girls’ soccer Capuchino at Half Moon Ba...

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